[Python-Dev] proposal: add basic money type to the standard library

Fredrik Lundh fredrik@pythonware.com
Tue, 26 Feb 2002 21:17:23 +0100

and while I'm at it:

I propose adding an "abstract" money base type to the standard
library, to be subclassed by real money/decimal implementations.

    if isinstance(v, basemoney):
        # yay! it's money
        print float(money) # let's hope it's not too much

The goal is not to standardize any behaviour beyond this; anything
else should be provided by subtypes.

More details here:


I can produce PEP and patch if necessary.